My father is a master carpenter, and I learned early on that doing the best job requires not only skills and training, but also the proper tools.
Pulling a squeegee on a manual screen-printing press and transforming a blank T-shirt into a colorful piece of commercial art is one of the most ubiquitous starting points for jobs in the decorated apparel industry...
My background is in halftone photography, and when I was using this old-school technology, it was imperative to have the proper light in the dark room where the film was handled.
It’s an eye-opening experience to think about how much specialty inks have evolved over the years and how the advances or applications of fringe technologies have helped screen-printing industry veterans...
Screen production is one of the most critical aspects in determining the final quality of your finished product.
With the return of warmer weather comes headwear season — and both are accompanied by a new profit opportunity for garment decorators.
In our world, we’re often asked why non-PVC products (such as water-based inks) are considered “green” and PVC plastisols aren’t. Is one truly friendlier to the environment than the other? Not necessarily.
There are many ways to decorate apparel, yet one — if not the main — issue always is the customer’s budget.
If there is one sure-fire way to lose clients in this industry, it is to sell them finished garments that fade after five to 10 wash cycles.
During the past two decades, there has been a push from different organizations — including environmental agencies and large sporting goods companies — to have traditional plastisol inks either modified or replaced.